Officers performed a traffic stop of a vehicle after it nearly backed into a squad car. The vehicle smelled strongly of marijuana and officers had the occupants exit the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot as officers chased him he was tased with little to no effect. He was cornered in a back yard of a residence and taken into custody. Officers located a fully loaded handgun with the serial number removed under the driver’s seat, 90 grams of marijuana, $491 cash, prescription pills, 38 THC packets, baggies and a scale. One adult male from Monticello was arrested for Flee Police, Felony Violation of Controlled Substance Law, and Ineligible Person in Possession of a Firearm.
CN: 19001247 Stolen Vehicle
Date/Time: 01-12-2019 | 2:28 a.m.
Location: Insurance Auto Auctions; 2975 Partridge Road
Officers were patrolling an area which has had several recent auto thefts when they observed a pickup truck matching the description of a recent stolen. Upon speaking with the lone occupant, they gathered information that the driver was on foot in the area. They determined the vehicle was in fact one of the recent stolen vehicles and had the female exit the truck. They located methamphetamine and hypodermic needles in her purse. Officers began searching the area on foot utilizing K9 Ragnar and the State Patrol Plane. Together they located the male suspect hiding inside a vehicle and took him into custody. One adult female from Coon Rapids was arrested for Felony Possession of Stolen Vehicle and Felony Violation of Controlled Substance Law. One adult male from Blaine was arrested for Felony Possession of Stolen Vehicle and Possession of Burglary Tools.
CN: 19002192 Assault
Date/Time: 01-20-2019 | 2:45 p.m.
Location: Snelling Avenue & County Road B
A passerby witnessed an assault of a panhandler on the median of the above intersection and called 911. Officers responded and located two witnesses who report they observed one panhandler who was in the median walk over to another panhandler standing on the corner and punched him multiple times knocking him to the ground. The suspect then climbed on top of the victim and continued punching him. The witnesses exited their vehicle and yelled at the suspect to stop and the suspect ran away. Officers were unable to locate the suspect. The victim stated the suspect was mad at him because he was panhandling too close to him. Approximately one-week later, officers were called to the same location on a report that the victim and suspect were both on scene. The victim had seen a doctor who determined he had an orbital fracture. The suspect admitted to being in a physical altercation but relayed a different version of events. One adult male from St. Paul was arrested for Third Degree Assault.
CN: 19002442 Stolen Vehicle / Crash / Flee on Foot
Date/Time: 01-22-2019 | 8:50 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Avenue & County Road C
On patrol in the area, Lt. Adams observed a minivan traveling with no license plate and no temporary sticker. He began to follow the vehicle and attempt to perform a traffic stop when the vehicle accelerated. Lt. Adams decided not to pursue the vehicle due to the icy road conditions. He then observed the vehicle crash, and the driver exit the vehicle and run into the ditch. Lt. Adams approached the area and could see the suspect moving through the tall grass. He ordered him to come out as he was under arrest. Ultimately, the man surrendered. Officers located methamphetamine in the suspect’s pocket. Officers determined the vehicle had been reported stolen. One adult male from Brooklyn Center was arrested for Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Flee Police, and Possession of Methamphetamine.
Date/Time: 1-3-19 | 5:28 p.m.
Location: Larpenteur Avenue & Woodbridge Court
Officers were dispatched to the area of Larpenteur Ave & Woodbridge Ct. on two pedestrians that had been struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers noted that both parties were deceased and a truck was parked on the side of the road. The driver of the truck has been fully cooperative with the investigation. Crime scene officers, detectives, and several outside agencies assisted with this call. Witnesses stated that a second vehicle may be involved. Investigation is ongoing.
CN: 19000277 – In the month of January, detectives authored and executed nine search warrants related to a fatal pedestrian accident.
CN: 19000692 – SRO Jones authored a search warrant on a cell phone reference a harassment case at RAHS.
CN: 19000161 – Narcotic Officer authored a search warrant to obtain DNA from a suspect in a gun case.
CN: 18041492 – Det. Baker authored a search warrant on a cell phone related to an ongoing arson investigation.